View of St. Helena Roads, from the Heights behind James Town
Anonymous aquatint with original hand colouring. Published by Colburn & Co., 1 January 1824, as a frontispiece to Volume 3 of Count Las Cases' Journal of the Private Life and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon at St Helena.
Image size: 4 1/8" x 6 5/8" plus title and margins.
Generally good condition; the aquatint grain very fine and the colour subtle and exquisitely executed.
One of a delicious quartet of views depicting St Helena during the time of Napoleon's exile. Jamestown is situated between two precipitous hills. Stoutly built, it was well fortified, both by guns facing out to sea and batteries situated on the hills on either side. Access was gained to the country by roads winding up the hill on each side.
£240.00 set of four aquatints, unmounted, unframed